Visiting Scholar
Masaryk University, Brno







David Václavík is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the Department for the Study of Religions at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic). He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies (1998) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2004). From 2005 to 2010 he was Head of Department and, between 2011 and 2014, he was the Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of Religions. His specialisation includes new religious movements, religions in Central Europe and the United States, and the methodology of the academic study of religions. He is the author of five books and more than forty articles, including "Czech Republic: The Promised Land for Atheists?"; "Searching and Finding: A History of the Slovak Study of Religion"; "Cultural War – Concept, Myth and Reality: A Clash of Ideas in Post-Secular America"; "Proměny amerického náboženství" (Transformation of American Religion); "Deepening Secularization? How to Read Official Statistics: A Case of the Czech Republic"; "Multidimensional Secularization in Central and Eastern Europe"; and "Náboženství a moderní česká společnost" (Religion and Modern Czech Society). While at the Department in the 2021 winter semester, Professor Václavík co-ordinates a course on "Religion in the USA."